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Host a Paparazzi-Worthy Red Carpet Event With These Top Tips

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We can just picture it: The limo pulls up, the door opens, the paparazzi cameras flash, and you step out onto the red carpet. Whether you’re planning a corporate event, a milestone birthday party, or even just a movie buff’s special occasion, a red carpet event can add instant glamor. 

You don’t need to own a Valentino gown or have a guest list full of celebs to throw a red carpet soirĂ©e (although, if you do, can we come?). Rolling out the red carpet works for any big occasion and any small occasion that’s a big deal to you. You can host a formal event at a venue or have a just-for-fun red carpet party in your own home. 

Here’s a look at a few of our favorite reasons to throw a red carpet event, plus event planning tips for formal affairs and fun theme parties. 
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How To Plan a Memorable Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Your construction project is about to hit the ground running. Celebrate this huge step forward with a memorable groundbreaking ceremony. It’s the perfect way to share the news and get the community excited about what’s to come.

But what is a groundbreaking ceremony, exactly? And how do you plan and host one? Here’s our simple guide to groundbreaking ceremonies and planning a standout event.
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Throw the Perfect Masked Bash With These Masquerade Party Ideas

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You could throw a costume party. But you’re looking for something classier — something a little less bobbing for apples and a little more drinking champagne with pinkies in the air. You’re looking for a masquerade ball. 

A masquerade party is the precursor to the modern-day costume party, but this elegant affair isn’t just for Halloween. Dressing up while donning masks makes an excellent party theme for bat mitzvahs, New Year’s Eve, fundraising galas, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and quinceañeras.

Whatever the occasion, we want to help you celebrate. To create a masked ball that’s better than you imagined, use this must-have guide to masquerade party themes, decorations, food, and invitations. 
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15 Party Games for Kids That’ll Bring Your Event to Life

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One of the most fun things about party planning is deciding which games and activities to include. Whether you’re hosting a small get-together at home or putting on a neighborhood celebration, the right games can transform the atmosphere. This is especially true when your guest list includes lots of little ones. Make your youngest guests feel right at home and take your event to the next level with these fun party games for kids. Expect classic games but with a new twist, and plenty of ideas on how to style these games around your party. There’s something for children of all ages — and plenty for those who are “kids at heart.”
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Why an Online Invitation Is the Perfect Choice for Your Next Event

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It wasn’t so long ago that you’d have to buy or commission paper invitations for milestone events like birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. Now there’s a new option on the block — online invitations.

An online invitation can be a really effective way to let people know about your event and encourage them to RSVP. They’re often beautifully designed, with plenty of practical benefits, and they’re eco-friendly too.

Here’s our simple guide to online invitations, why they’re great, and how to find the perfect design for your event.
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Celebrate a Lifetime of Love With These 12 Bridal Shower Invitations

Celebrate a Lifetime of Love With These 12 Bridal Shower Invitations

Before the big day, there’s lots of planning and fun to be had! As the wedding date approaches, the days and nights are filled with celebrations for the happy couple. From engagement parties to bridal showers, bachelorette and bachelor parties, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the happy couple’s love story.

With the guest list narrowed down, the venue secured, and a color scheme in mind, it’s time to enjoy the moments before the happy couple says I do. A bridal shower or wedding shower is a great way to show the blissful couple how happy everyone is about their union.

To host a bridal shower, you’ll need to decide what type of event you’re hosting, whether it’s going to be themed, and where and when you want to have it. Once you have the details sorted out, you’ll want to choose a gorgeous invite to announce the event. Here’s what you should include on your bridal shower invitations, plus 12 stunning bridal shower designs you’re sure to love.

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15 Graduation Party Games to Inspire Your Celebration

15 Graduation Party Games to Inspire Your Celebration

Graduation is here, and your new grad is full of excitement about the journey ahead of them. Throwing a graduation party is the perfect way to celebrate their achievements and make new memories with friends and loved ones before they go off on their next adventure. To help make your graduation party memorable, we’ve pulled together this list of great graduation party games. You’ll find inspiration here for outdoor games, fun DIYs, and traditional party games that everyone can enjoy.

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Our Best Baby Shower Invitation Wording Ideas to Inspire You

Our Best Baby Shower Invitation Wording Ideas to Inspire You

Planning a baby shower for someone special is such an honor. You’re getting ready to welcome a new baby to the family or to celebrate the growing family of a close friend or loved one. Get your guests excited to celebrate with you right from the start with baby shower invitations that are full of joy.

To help you create beautiful, fun, and thoughtful baby shower invites we’ve brought together our tips on what to include. There are also plenty of baby shower invitation wording ideas you can personalize for your guest of honor.

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15 Halloween Party Games to Trick or Treat Your Guests

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Halloween parties are some of the most fun events to plan. You can get really creative with decor, lighting, food, drink, and dress codes. It’s also the perfect opportunity to introduce some Halloween party games your guests will love.

Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party for your closest friends or hosting a neighborhood haunted house, party games help make it a memorable event. From spooky twists on party classics to games where your guests will wonder whether they’re in for a trick or treat, here are some of our favorites.
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Celebrate Across Distances With These Virtual Party Games

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While it’s easier than ever to bring people together through a video call, you might be wondering how to recreate that party atmosphere of in-person get-togethers. Virtual party games are the perfect way to add laughter and a hint of competitive fun to your virtual event.

Whether you keep it simple with a few rounds of trivia or stage a whole evening of creative activities built around your party theme, these fun games are sure to get people smiling. To help you find the perfect virtual party game, we’ve brought together a list of some of our favorites.
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